Stories tagged: "elder care"


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Care and Comfort: From Horses to Micro-Mini Cows, Animals Can Help with Human Ailments

Animal-assisted therapy is a growing form of therapy that can help people of all ages both mentally and physically by relying on the unique bond between animals and humans.

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Meals on Wheels, ASU Study How Pets Affect Social Isolation, Loneliness Among Older Adults

Meals on Wheels America and Arizona State University are partnering on a study of the effect pets have on social isolation and loneliness.

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Hundreds of Navajo Elders Need Firewood Ahead of Winter and Chizh for Cheii Is Here to Help

Volunteers are working to provide 900 loads of firewood to Navajo elders this year. As winter approaches, volunteers with Chizh for Cheii are preparing to deliver firewood to elders on the Navajo Nation reservation, where nearly 90% of homes rely on wood for heat. The nonprofit organization, whose name means “firewood for Grandpa” in English,...

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a first-of-its-kind plan for caregivers in the United States (graphic by Tania Lili).
Joe Biden’s Plan for Caregivers Is ‘First of Its Kind’ From a Presidential Candidate

Biden’s caregiver proposal is the most wide-ranging care policy ever proposed by a major party’s presidential nominee, according to experts.

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Tax Scams Are Up By 50% During COVID-19 Pandemic in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Revenue reports scammers are not taking a break as there have been 13 tax fraud scheme attempts since COVID-19 hit Arizona.

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The Alarming Reality of America’s Elder Care Crisis

Many people believe Medicare will cover long-term care costs, such as fees associated with going into a nursing home. It doesn't.